Monday February 4, 2013
Care to volunteer?
THE National Museumís volunteer guide training programme which kicked off in 2007, has produced about 300 volunteers. Whilst all volunteer guides complete the full training course, some help out with administrative work besides leading guided tours.
What do volunteer guides do?
They provide a free one-hour guided tour of the National Museum for up to 15 visitors.
What do volunteer guides become involved in?
School programmes, library duties, organising lectures/visits, research, operations and IT.
What is the training objective?
To provide volunteers with a broad understanding of the fascinating and complex culture and history of Malaysia to support the museumís guided tours.
When and where is training held?
Every September, once a week for 16 weeks. Training is conducted in English or Japanese, and is held in the National Museum training rooms.
What happens upon completion of training?
Volunteer guides attend a graduation ceremony to receive their graduation certificates.